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Rotary Club Classic raises $8K
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The 27th annual Rotary Classic was held last Saturday at McMinnville Country Club and the event helped raise $8,000 for charitable activities for Breakfast and Noon Rotary.
The tournament divided 26 teams into three flights, with winners coming from each flight.
The championship flight was won by Hunter Sain, Ryan Rigsby, Kristie Rogers and Bill Rogers. The four-player team finished the 18-hole, par-72 course with a round of 54.
Three teams tied for second in the championship flight at 56.
Ties became a trend as the first and second flights went to the scorecards to determine winners.
Bill Locke, Michelle Dodson, Mike Ottinger and Ray Magourik won the first flight by shooting 61, a score two other teams tied though they lost the tiebreaker.
A tiebreaker was also used to determine the winner of the second flight as four teams turned in a round of 64. The team of Barry Medley, Mark Huth, Cindy Huth and Don Heath was declared the winner.
Wendall Dishman and Cody Fults proved to be the big hitters of the tournament as they won the longest drive competition on the par-5s. Dishman was the longest on No. 3 while Fults claimed the prize on No. 18.
Bill Rogers had the most accurate drive on No. 8, finding the middle of the fairway to help his winning team.
Magourik made the longest putt of the day on No. 7.
Nick Stern dominated the closest to the hole competition, winning on three of the four par-3 holes. Stern was the closest on No. 2, 14 and 17, while Terry Kidd won No. 7.
Tournament director Bill Rogers, who served on a committee with David Marttala, Pieter Van Vuuren and Charles Marsh, was impressed with the turnout and hopes next year’s event is just as successful.
“On behalf of both Breakfast and Noon Rotary clubs, we want to thank all the players, donors and sponsors for making this a successful event,” said Rogers. “The golf course was in great shape, the weather was perfect and the fellowship was fantastic. We look forward to having everyone back next year.”